Wednesday, 18th January 2017

The Responsibility of All to Educate Children

  • Written by Yenia Silva / Photo: Eduardo Palomares

One of the aspirations of the Educate Your Child program is to increase the role of fathers in their child’s education.Perhaps when researchers put it into practice for the first time on January 16, 1992, they did not think that the "Educate Your Child" program would extend to reach all corners of the country, mainly because the initial studies were carried out in difficult to access and sparsely populated rural areas.

Based on three essential elements: the family, the community, and its intersectoral nature; this educational proposal has demonstrated that when quality care is provided in early childhood, children achieve greater development in the initial primary school grades.

Central Institute of Pedagogical Sciences: Forty Years at the Service of Education

  • Written by Yenia Silva / Photo: Juvenal Balán

The ICCP faces the challenge of developing the professionalism of researchers, according to Dr. Silvia Navarro Quintero.At a time when efforts to improve Cuba's national education system are regularly discussed in the media, a look at the country's Central Institute of Pedagogical Sciences (ICCP), is in order. Researchers here are making an important contribution to perfecting Cuban schools, and moreover, the institution is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Since its founding, November 30, 1976, some 4,681 educators from 13 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have graduated from the higher learning institution, the majority having earned a Masters degree, while the number of PhD students to have completed their studies has reached 632.

Revolutionary Cuba's 1961 Literacy Campaign: A Generation's Incalculable Contribution

  • Written by Yenia Silva / Photo: Archive

Young volunteer teachers reached even the most remote regions within the country.What did it mean for a small country like Cuba to eliminate illiteracy in just one year, with a massive, popular campaign? What changes did learning to read and write bring to the lives of illiterate individuals? What would have been the country's fate if the effort had not be made?

No one doubts that undertaking such an ambitious effort would not have been possible without the nascent Revolution. The campaign not only taught reading and writing, but served as well to dignify the noble vocation of teaching, and transformed the foundation of national life by guaranteeing access to education for all.